Menzies Aviation is expected to begin ground services later in the year at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The ground handling license was awarded to Menzies Aviation by Aéroports de Montréal.
Menzies Aviation will provide a full suite of ground services at YUL. This will include ramp, passenger and cabin cleaning services. This license is an expansion at YUL for Menzies Aviation as the firm has a cargo operation based there.
John Redmond, executive vice president Americas, said: “Adding Ground Handling at Montreal to our network is a fantastic milestone for our team, who have worked diligently to secure the license.
“The team is now focused on expanding our operations at YUL beyond cargo and they are already working on sourcing ground service equipment and recruiting a new team, who will receive industry-leading training and competitive salaries and benefits.
“We have an excellent track record of setting up operations at pace, we know the region well, and we are confident this will be a great success. We are proud to provide our services at three of the largest Canadian airports and are well positioned to grow our business further alongside existing and new customers.”
As a result of this new license, ground services will begin this summer and continue until the end of 2030. Recruitment will also be a focus in order to match demand and train employees.
The firm was chosen due to its reputation relating to safety, operational performance, environmental, financial and investment.
Menzies Aviation entered Canada in 2005 and provides ground handling, cargo handling, into-plane fueling and fuel tank farm management at various airports in the country.
The company operates in 16 airports in the country. This includes Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), which is the largest in terms of passenger volume, and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which is the second largest.